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Ashes 2019: England-Australia second Test set for thrilling conclusion

BBC UK – The second Ashes Test is poised for a thrilling conclusion after a memorable fourth day in which the fast bowlers of England and Australia illuminated Lord’s.

Summary

  • The second Ashes Test is poised for a thrilling conclusion after a memorable fourth day in which the fast bowlers of England and Australia illuminated Lord’s.
  • In a ferocious spell in which he touched 96mph, England debutant Jofra Archer struck Australia’s Steve Smith on the neck and forced the world’s best batsman to retire hurt on 80.
  • At the end of it all, England scraped to 96-4 – a lead of it 104 – leaving all four results possible in a Test where the entire first day and most of the third were lost to rain.
  • After England were heavily beaten in the first Test, Sunday could see them back in the series, or the Ashes as good as gone.
  • The next act was Smith’s surprising return, with Cummins then bringing his own fire and celebrating as if the Test was on the way to being won.


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